A good example of a high quality antique microscope dating from the late 19th Century. The microscope parts are made of lacquered brass on a Y-shaped horse shoe base. The whole microscope tilts and the eyepiece tube is extendable.
The tube can be manually moved up and down for the main focus and there is an additional fine focus knob at the back of the microscope. It has a square shaped stage with a large adjustable mirror below for focusing the light source towards the microscope.
The microscope is stamped on the back foot with the makers name. The microscope comes with two eyepiece lenses and two Henry Crouch objective lenses, 1/5 and 1in, both with their matching brass lens cases. The microscope comes in a fitted wooden box with sections to hold the lenses.
The box has a good quality brass handle and is a strong sturdy box with a nice patina however it does not come with a key. The box measures approximately 10" (26cm) high x 6 1/2" (16cm) wide x 6 (15cm) deep. The microscope appears to be in good working order and I have set it up and tested it with a few old slides.The pictures are clear and crisp and the microscope is easy to focus. Overall the microscope is in good condition for its age. It has been used and will have normal signs of wear. There are some areas of tarnishing and wear on the brass lacquer where it has been handled and some general knocks and light scratches around the base but nothing detrimental. It has been cleaned and the brass lightly polished and it displays very nicely. The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions just ask.
The item "Antique Lacquered Brass Compound Microscope by Henry Crouch in Box with Lenses" is in sale since Friday, May 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "inanutshellantiques" and is located in Ashburton, Devon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.